Holmdel board names veteran educator to serve as interim superintendent

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HOLMDEL – The Holmdel Township Schools Board of Education voted unanimously at its June 24 meeting to appoint LeRoy E. Seitz as the district’s interim superintendent.

Seitz will assume the role on July 1, according to a press release from the school district.

“These are certainly unique and challenging times, but I strongly believe that to achieve academic excellence, you must be positive and supportive of students, parents and staff in everything you do,” Seitz said.

“We have a high caliber school district in Holmdel that enjoys strong community support. I’m looking forward to working with the board to do more than just maintain the status quo. We want to build positive momentum for my successor to inherit,” he said.

The outgoing superintendent, Robert McGarry, recently resigned his position to become the assistant superintendent of curriculum, instruction and technology in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District in Union County, according to the press release.

“Dr. Seitz is a proven educational leader with a long track record of leading districts through transitional periods, similar to ours,” board President Vicky Flynn said.

“He provides the perfect mix of energy and expertise as we begin our search for a permanent replacement for Dr. McGarry, who we wish the best of success in his new opportunity,” she said.

According to the press release, Seitz has served four decades as a public school school administrator in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.